Sorry about the quality of the picture I believe the camera was exposed to damp conditions and the lens was not clear of the condensation that had accumulated inside it .I am going to have to invest in a better camera I‘m afraid!
Posts tagged ‘Loughlinstown’
It’s a miserable cold and rain swept day in Wicklow and the 90 odd brave souls who turned up to the demonstration for the retention of the St Columcille’s Hospital Loughlinstown A&E services deserve a gold medal .The demonstration (arranged by the people before profit )was in fact called off because of the bad weather and at an address to the assembled citizens ,who in spite of the weather , show up to fight for the retention of these vital services ,Mr Richard Boyd Barrett call for the demonstration to be put back until next Saturday 8th of Oct (same Time ).I call on anyone who can please support this action, we must stand up against those who would rob us of our health services in favour of a commercialised health system.
It’s up to you to make the effort!
- Promises from politicians are worth nothing they are all the same ! (thepressnet.com)
- Save Loughlinstown A+E (thepressnet.com)
- Ref:Save Loughlinstown A&E Wicklow action group (thepressnet.com)
Here we have an example of promises made to the people of Roscommon
that their hospital will be protected from drastic cuts to the A&E services
.Well after getting in to power Kenny and his band of self serving leaches have
conveniently discarded these assurances .Here in Wicklow we have the same
problem with the St. Columcille’s Hospital Loughlinstown.
Again we had all of the elected politicians tell us they would fight to keep our
local A&E services as they were ,no sooner were they in the Dail , when they
all dumped their promises to stand by the people of Wicklow and fight for the preservation of the A&E services. Of course we have had platitudes from some of them
standing up in the Dail but stopping short of taking the real brave step of
splitting ranks with their party and telling them to get lost!
No my friends when politicians get into the Dail they become somebody else they become a totally different person whose sole drive is to hold on to the pampered lifestyle and salary they get. Those politicians that are part of a political party become even drunk
with the prospect of power; they are the first to discard their principals.
Just look at the Greens. We the people must take back the power we have lost to
corrupt, self-serving, gombeen career politicians.
Those of us that are on the scrap-heap will never get help from the likes of these leaches we must come together and create a national movement that will force our just cause on the national table .Ireland and its resources are there for the benefit of all her citizens
and are not private assets to be dispensed to the insider pals of these corrupt
politicians. “Wake up Ireland”
- St. Columcille’s Hospital Loughlinstown up-date (thepressnet.com)
- Don’t believe the spin “Cuts are reducing services using a back door called health and safety” (thepressnet.com)
- Facebook question ! (thepressnet.com)
- We need action, not meaningless statements from Government TD’s to save St.Columcilles A&E – Brady (thepressnet.com)
- People will die if these hospital cuts are implemented! (1) (thepressnet.com)
A committee has been established to fight against the proposed down grading of the A&E in Loughlinstown. It will campaign across Wicklow and bring the fight to the 5 Wicklow TD’s and Eamon Gilmore. The group will work with other groups in
Dun Laoghaire on the campaign. The next meeting will be held on Friday 26th @7pm upstairs in the Ardmore Bar Bray.
In Case you missed this Wicklow County Council are about to
pay 3,000,000;00 Euro for approx 3 acres of land in Charlesland area in Greenstones.
According to the Wicklow Times report, it would seem that none of the counsellors are in favour of this purchase and are falling over themselves telling anybody who will listen that they did not know anything about this .In the same local paper we learn that the county council in debt to the tune of 65,000,000:00 Euros and even if they go ahead with the purchase the land in question will end up been left run wild as there are no funds to build any housing on it .The lands were the subject of a CPO and the seller is now deceased .This whole episode raises some serious questions like who in fact approved this purchase and why are the councillors not involved or at least why do they not have a veto on such purchases? Never the less this land on the open market would not even fetch a fraction of this kind of money to day. This is just one example of incompetence and again nobody
will lose their job and it wouldn’t surprise me to learn that the same people
will be in line to receive a bonus. All this is in light of the fact we are
facing huge cuts in local services! How the hell did they clock up
65,000,000,:00 in debts and what the hell is it costing us ?Where did this money go?What kind of gobshites are running the county? There should be an immediate audit of all expenditure by an independent agency and somebody must be made accountable .
This morning I was listening the same unbelievable spin coming
from Ann Ferris about the health cuts that are been imposed on St Columcilles Hospital Loughlingstown.Mrs.Ferris
hardly in the Dail is conveniently forgetting promises made to safe guard the
A&E services at this hospital. Trying her best to hide behind the so called
health and safety issues, now suddenly of so much concern to the politicians
is fooling no one. They have devised a scheme to downgrade hospital services around the country in order to save money and
these savings will only go to paying interest on the so called bailout of the gambling
bondholders .Mrs Ferris and the so called independent Stephen Donnelly should
hang their heads in shame .I am not surprised to see the three amigos of Fine
Gael ditching their promises .Their Boss is not giving a good example so why
should they ?The people of Wicklow got what they voted for and that is a continuation
of the severe cuts policy s of Fianna Fail .It is unbelievable to see that Fine
Gael is on 40% approval in the polls, so with this kind of approval they and
labour pals can do as they please !
If the people of Wicklow and the rest of Ireland are going
to sit on their collective backsides then we deserve the loss of our health
system! Only when we have to pay through the nose to get our children seen to
in a private hospital will the people wake up! Health is not a commodity and
should not be treated as such. The commercialisation of the Irish health
services is only in the interest of vested interests and the international
money men that see this, as one more cash generating instrument they can get their
greedy hands on cheaply. It appears the 5 Wicklow TD’s are falling over
themselves to help them do this!
What are you going to do about this? Get active and do
something the time for talk is over! I’m doing my small bit but you can help too!
I sent this e-mail into the east coast radio station this morning .
Ann Ferris should not be waffling around the Issues, she was not in the Dail for the vote on the A&E services last week the rest of theTD’s from Wicklow voted to take away the A&E services from another hospital in Roscommon and other hospitals in the country,what hypocrisy? This is not good enough and this betrayal of the people of Wicklow.This blatant attempt to use the health and safety to get off the hook is despicable and downright insulting. This will not be forgotten Ann Ferris should be fighting tooth and nail to keep what we have and demand the necessary funds to upgrade the A&E services. What we have here is an outright failure to deliver on promises she made during the election. All of the Wicklow TD ’havefailed to fight for the people of Wicklow. Mr Donnelly Also failed miserably to support the people of Wicklow on this issue .We are sick and tired of him telling us of his expertise, we need action and not more lectures on his so-called expertise.
We the people of Wicklow are been bamboozled by spin and all
5 Wicklow TD’s have swallowed the lies that this hospital needs to have its
services cut, because of safety issues. After years of reducing the funds, the last
government has tried to run this hospital down in order to justify their strategy
of cutting services. It is because we are now paying enormous interest on the so
called bailout of our country we don’t have nothing left to pay for the upkeep
of our community hospitals .The new government have decided to continue to
implement the policies of the last Fianna Fail government. they have also ditched
all their promises to the voters of Wicklow as they believe they are in their
Dail jobs now for the next 5 years and the voters cannot kick them out until
then . These same 5 politicians have
lied to the voters of Wicklow and as the wallow in their lottery salaries .Unless
we the people get up off our collective backsides and stand up for ourselves we
stand to lose all of our community services and our public health system .
We must make a stand now!